Google Pixel 3 has finally launched alongside bigger sibling Pixel 3 XL for a starting price of  Rs 71,000. The smartphone comes in the renowned dual-tone design with slight changes on the surface over the last generation but a lot of hardware and software changes on the inside.

The Google Pixel 3 starts in India at Rs 71,000 for the base 64GB variant while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 80,000. The phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart, with pre-orders beginning on October 11, and shipping on November 1.

The Pixel 3 comes in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink colors with a 5.5-inch display up front. This one, unlike the bigger sibling, has no notch. It gets a Full HD+ flexible OLED display which is certified for HDR support. The device comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back while there is an aluminum frame along the edges.

The glass back on the back adds support for wireless charging while the Pixel 3 also gets 18W fast charging support which can help beef up its 2,915mAh for 7 hours of usage in 15 minutes. There are no points for guessing that it uses a Snapdragon 845 to power up while there’s 4GB of RAM to take care of the multi-tasking. Let’s take a look at what the Pixel 3 has to offer on paper.

Pixel 3 Specifications

Here’s a description of the specifications that the smartphone boasts:

Dimensions and Weight68.2 x 145.6 x 7.9 mm
148 g
Display5.5-inch Flexible P-OLED
2160x1080p, 18:9 ratio
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Adreno 630
RAM4GB
Storage64/128GB non-expandable
Rear Cameras12.2MP f/1.8
Dual LED flash, OIS+EIS
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Front Camwera8MP f/1.8 auto-focus + 8MP f/2.2 wide angle
EIS, 1080p
Battery2,915 mAh
18W fast charging and wireless charging
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
SensorsActive Edge, Fingerprint, flicker sensor, accelerometer, proximity, magnetometer, barometer
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band 2X2,
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C
PriceStarts at Rs 71,000

Google has also added a slew of camera features such as HDR+ by default, Top Shot to capture the best action shots, Photobooth Mode for a hands-free experience. The smartphone also features dual cameras on the front with the secondary sensor facilitating wide-angle selfies.

The smartphone also borrows the Pixel Visual Core chip and we are eager to test just how much improvements there are in the Pixel 3 camera.

Price and Availability in India

The Pixel 3 comes in 64GB and 128GB variants whose prices have been set to Rs 71,000  and Rs 80,000 respectively. Both variants will be available only on Flipkart, with pre-orders starting on October 11 and shipping on November 1.